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Reaction To Hepatitis A Vaccine In Children
See below:: Side effects include: pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.Remember that your doctors recommend this vaccine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Depends: Depends where you live. In texas it is a required vaccine if you want to attend school as there are more cases of hepatitis a as compared to some other states. ...Read more
Very few exceptions: People who are allergic to any part of the hepatitis a vaccine, and children under age 1 year, should not get the hepatitis a vaccine. For children 12-18 months, parents can ask their doctors about when to get the vaccine. People with vaccine allergies or other allergies can discuss the issue with their primary care doctors, to see if they should or should not get the vaccine. ...Read more
Disease likely: Hepatits A is more common in many parts of the globe. When traveling you will want to check with your doctor about hepatitis A vaccination. If possible, plan for vaccination 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Hepatitis A is spread by poor hand washing, food and water. Adults suffer more than children from the illness. Hepatitis A is now a routine vaccine in childhood in the USA. ...Read more
Adults & Children: Hepatitis a is more common in many parts of the world. Healthy adults and children should be protected prior to travel. Pregnant women who cannot delay their travel plans need vaccination too since they are at high risk of a complication due to hepatitis a illness. People with underlying immune problems should check with their doctor prior to vaccination or international travel. ...Read more
2 weeks: At least 2 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should get one: Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia. Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from acute liver failure; does not cause chronic liver disease. Vaccine takes 2 weeks to kick in; 2 shots for long-term immunity; 1st shot will get you through the trip. Worth doing it. ...Read more
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http://www. Cdc. Gov/hepatitis/a/afaq. Htm. ...Read more
No problem: The standard sequence is two doses over several months but if one received two doses in a short period of time, it is likely that there would be no issues. ...Read more
No: The hepatitis a vaccine is given as a series of 2 injections over 6 months. Once it is given, a lab test can be performed to establish if it was successful. Once the blood test shows the presence of hepatitis a antibody in your blood you are immune from contracting hepatitis a only. There is also a vaccine available for hepatitis b but there is no vaccine available for hepatitis c. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can and should, it just may not be as effective. This is especially true if this would be your first dose as hepatitis a vaccine is a 2 dose series meant to be spaced apart by 6 months. Get an appt asap and get this squared away. ...Read more
No: There's no risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?
Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds like you were not offered that choice & were started on hep a vaccine alone. Talk to your provider about adding hep b vaccine series now as a series of three doses. ...Read more
Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?
I had a hepatitis A vaccine six days ago and have been feeling nauseous since the day after the vaccine. Is this normal? How long should it last?
Should resolve: Side effects of the hepatitis A vaccine usually are mild. Soreness at the site of injection is common. Less commonly, recipients may complain of headache or fatigue, some nausea and abdominal discomfort. This should not last more than week. If it does, see your MD for assessment. Remember that hepatitis A vaccine is two shots, spaced 6 months apart. You may or may not have similar symptoms ...Read more
Depends: There are different hep a vaccines and some have different contraindications. Depending on your degree of immunocompromise, the vaccine may still be safe but also may be less effective. ...Read more
Finish when u can: Ther is no maximum interval between the required two doses. So simply get the second dose whenever you are able. You do not need to restart the series. ...Read more
Yes: Not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›